A semester-long limited enrollment course covering the role of the advocate in the trial process. The course deals with the various facets of trial court litigation including voir dire of jury panel, opening and closing statements, direct and cross-examination of witnesses and presentation of exhibits. The course will include tactical and ethical problems that confront trial lawyers in both civil and criminal cases. The course will end with a mock jury trial involving either a criminal or a civil case. Limited to 16 students. In case of over enrollment, preference will be given to students who have not taken another Trial Practice or Trial Skills course. The course will be either graded or pass/fail at the discretion of the instructor. If graded, the course grade will be based on student performance during the semester. Prerequisite: Evidence.